Every year Jon Gruden’s name comes up about potentially coaching again in the NFL mainly because you never really shuts down the opportunity of coaching again.
During Monday’s Steelers-Bengals Monday Night Football Game on ESPN, Sean McDonough brought up an rumor that Gruden could potentially consider the New York Giants job, which is now vacant after Ben McAdoo was fired Monday.
Gruden initially dismissed the talk, but then acknowledged some level of interest:
“Don’t believe half of that stuff you hear and read” – Jon Gruden when asked on air by Sean McDonough if he would consider the Giants gig. “I’ll take the under [on 35:1] if Eli comes back.”
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) December 5, 2017
Here’s the full transcript via Larry Brown Sports:
“Would Coach Gruden consider coming to the New York Giants?” McDonough asked. “Your name comes up for every job.”
“Don’t believe half of that stuff you hear and read, Sean,” Gruden said.
Just when you thought Gruden had separated himself from the rumors, he sucked himself back in.
“Our producer said he saw somewhere the odds of you going to the Giants are 35:1. Would you take the over or the under on 35:1?” McDonough asked.
Gruden initially was suggesting the over was the right play, but then he changed his mind when he considered the Eli Manning factor.
“I’ll take the under on that if Eli comes back.”
Whether or not Gruden is really interested in the Giants head coaching job will be determined but stuff like this is exactly why Gruden’s name continuously comes up when there’s any opening in the NFL.